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Quincy Robinson: holding on to his learning mojo

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“I’m from Nashville,” Quincy Robinson, class of 2014, said. “I have five older siblings and four of them have been to college. My mother went to a junior college and earned a Medical Assistant certificate and my father went to … Continue reading

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Mountain Day 2012: a pictorial

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Scenes from Berea College’s annual “Mountain Day” — an Appalachian celebration

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The Incredible Journey of Rev. Gail E. Bowman, J.D.

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Gail E. Bowman grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, but both she and her older sister were born in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her father grew up in Des Moines, began his college work before World War II and was a … Continue reading

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Hong Ren Zhang Durandal ’11

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Berea College Business Major From Cochabamba, Bolivia Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Fellow (2008-2009) Founder/Proprietor Energy Hunters

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Berea’s Sensational Victory in an Unlikely Contest

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Most “underdog wins BIG” stories are morality tales about expecting too little. When the little guy wins in the end we realize he or she was a giant in disguise — someone about whom our presumptions were wrong.  Here’s an … Continue reading

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Carlos Verdecchia: an uncommonly educated high school teacher

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“My English was not that good when I started at Berea College,” Carlos Verdecchia said. Then he grinned broadly and continued, “That was probably why I was there for five years.” He graduated in 1991. Verdecchia was born and raised … Continue reading

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